Elon Phoenix vs. Drexel Dragons ATS Prediction 01/16/20

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The Elon Phoenix (5-13, 1-4 CAA) and the Drexel Dragons (10-8, 3-2 CAA) face off at John A Daskalakis Center. The Phoenix can put an end to an eight-game road losing streak. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Elon Phoenix at Drexel Dragons ATS Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Dragons defeated the James Madison Dukes 78-71, while the Phoenix beat the UNCW Seahawks 80-63.

The Phoenix, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.501, had a solid mark of 0.569 and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 22.0). Meanwhile, Drexel’s 0.542 effective field goal percentage was their biggest strength over James Madison, who had a rate of 0.424. The Dragons’ mark was above their season average of 0.503, while the Dukes’ was below their season average of 0.498. Drexel’s Camren Wynter had a good outing, finishing with 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Meanwhile, Elon rallied around Zac Ervin, who put up 27 points.

The Dragons dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent matchup, Drexel won 67-63. Drexel out-rebounded Elon. The Dragons had 11 offensive rebounds and 37 total rebounds, while the Phoenix had five and 26, respectively. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Elon at Drexel Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Drexel, ATS Winner – Elon, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Drexel ranks 33rd in three pointers allowed per game (18.3) while Elon ranks 183rd (23.2).
  • The Dragons rank 60th in assists per game (14.8) while the Phoenix rank 120th in assists allowed per game (12.4).
  • Drexel ranks 131st in rebounds per game (36.4) while Elon ranks 147th in rebounds allowed per game (35.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Dragons’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.8, up from 0.8 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Phoenix have scored an average of 72.2 points per game (3.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 77.8 points per game (5.6 above their season average).